Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Vietnam veterans still fighting a war against Agent Orange

It is not just the generation that served that has been affected, but their children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren, said John LeGates, the first vice president of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) New Jersey State Council (NJSC).

"The birth defects started showing up shortly after the ’60s and ’70s. We came home and started finding issues"” said Mike Eckstein, chair for the Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee of the NJSC VVA. "Later, when veterans would get together, we would start talking in a group and it was not that one thing — like one miscarriage — happened. It was how many. It had to be connected. It’s not rocket science to see what happened"”

Continue Learning:  http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20131028/NJNEWS10/310280013/Vietnam-veterans-still-fighting-war-against-Agent-Orange?nclick_check=1

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